Strasburg returns to Nationals on record 7-year, $245 million deal
The Winter Meetings are under way in San Diego, and Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo did not hesitate to make a huge move. Stephen Strasburg, the 2019 World Series MVP, is back with the Nationals on a franchise record-breaking 7-year, $245 million deal. Although the right-hander had been serenaded by other teams throughout the early months of the offseason (including the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies), it was clear that Strasburg was meant to stay with his World Champion-winning team.
This contract also includes a full no-trade clause, and given Strasburg’s love for his long-time team, he will spend the rest of his career in Washington. He will be 38 by the time this contract is up. For now, however, fans will rejoice in having him back after a gutsy postseason performance and the World Series Game 6 that earned him the series MVP.